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[resolved] Approving Contributor Posts? (9 posts)

  1. gc
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hello. I am brand new to WordPress. I have installed 2.0 (downloaded a few hours ago) and am currently using the default theme. I looked documentation and previous posts but was unable to find my answer. My apologies if this has already been covered.

    If I am understanding things properly, a "Contributor" is able to create posts. These posts must then be approved by an Admin to get published to the home page.

    I can't get the Admin account to see posts/drafts/anything from the Contributor account. How does a Contributor's post get approved by an Admin?

    In other words, as an Admin, I have a "Save and Continue Editing" button, "Save" and "Publish". As a Contributor I have "Save and Continue Editing" and "Save". Unfortunately, I don't see any sort of "Send to Admin" type button.

    Does this exist? Am I doing something completely wrong?

    I'm trying to create a site where certain users are able to create posts. These posts are then approved (published) or rejected (deleted) by an admin.

    Thanks (in advance) for your help.

    -gc

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Did you try to create (Save) a post while logged in as Contributor? and then log in as Admin and look around?

  3. gc
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks for the quick response.

    Yes, that is what I have been doing. Two different accounts but I seem to be missing some sort of notification or "moderate these saved drafts" link (when logged in as Admin).

    -gc

  4. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    When logged in as admin > Manage
    You should see your own darfts (if any) and on a new line:
    Others' drafts

    Open it for editing and for "approval" click Publish.

  5. gc
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thank you very much. Works great.

    My suggestion.

    Perhaps this would be easier to find if there was some notice of the number of queued/pending drafts (similar to the "Awaiting Moderation (x)" link for moderating comments).

    Thanks again for your help.

    -gc

  6. iwbyte
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm in the same boat - i'd actually love some type of plugin /feature that would email either a user, list of users, or specific emails whenever a contributor's post was waiting for moderation.

    Any ideas on sch a plugin?

  7. agrei8
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Me too please! I place a query on Authors postings and my wish for the Administrator to get an automatic email in the same way that I do for comment postings- http://wordpress.org/support/topic/58439?replies=1

    To be specific the user levels I have assigned are Authors not contributors due to the need for a high level of access to the management of blog.

    Anyone know of such a plugin or solution to this?

  8. SugaredHarpy
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I am having the same problem, except that my user's posts DO NOT show up as drafts in the admin account.

    This is at http://www.peneloperoom.com.

    Where else should I be looking or what can I do?

  9. SugaredHarpy
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Ah, as soon as I posted (of course) I figured it out. The default on my WordPress installation for user posts is to mark them "private." I had several users email me about their posts, but I could never see them.

    Ah, they were marked PRIVATE so I couldn't see them.

    So, make sure that your users do not have the "private" button checked if they are ready for you to edit and publish.

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